Thursday, August 25, 2011
A song a day: Not from there - Sich Offnen
Yeah, if there's nothing weirder than a Brisbane band singing in German, it's a Brisbane band singing in German and being awesome while gaining airplay. I saw Not from there a bunch of times and they were a truly intense and great live band. They suffered a little from what I called the 'Brisbane snare drum' effect which was that there seemed to be only one snare drum in Brisbane and its over processed, tinny sound was used by every single band coming out of there. However, their debut album Sand on Seven is worth tracking down. Sadly, their second record was pretty terrible and they split-up but for one brief minute something truly weird and exceptional happened in Australian indie rock.